We Celebrate Dental Assistants Week

ross Ann Arbor, Brighton, Campus Events, Canton, Cincinnati, Davison, Flint, Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Granger, Indiana, Lansing, Madison Heights, Michigan, New Baltimore, Niles, Ohio, Port Huron, Portage, Roosevelt Park, Saginaw, Sylvania, Taylor

Our campuses got creative for Dental Assistants Recognition Week (March 4-10, 2012). See how they did it…


In Granger, the morning DA class participated in “Teach Me How to Brush,” a project that forbade them to brush their teeth for 24 hours. They were then allowed to gargle with a solution that indicates the presence of germs by turning the insides of the mouth purple. Eewww!

The evening DA class participated in National Children’s Dental Health Month in February by collecting donations of dental items for kids, which they distributed to area shelters and daycare centers. Students then spoke to the children about the proper use of toothbrushes and floss. Great job, Granger!

Fort Wayne collected 150 oral hygiene products for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission and invited guest speakers to the classrooms to talk about the dental industry.

Flint students in the morning and evening sessions designated their own Tooth Fairy who handed out sugar-free candy. Students also created a hallway display to educate everyone on tooth decay.

The Roosevelt Park campus knows how to have fun when it comes to talking about dental health. To recognize DA week, they held a scavenger hunt, played the “Sneaky Sources of Sugar” trivia game and viewed a presentation titled, “History of Dentistry.”

Sip all day and get decay? Ross College students in Sylvania took a survey to guess how much sugar is added to popular cans of soda. They were surprised to see that most cans contained ten teaspoons! Yuck! They also created a poster on the effects of cigarettes on dental health. Way to go!

Thanks to all who made this a fun and educational week for our students!